Our Staff


Principal / Tumuaki:  Andrea Smith 

Deputy Principal:  Tim Hikuroa

Ngā Kākano (Foundation Class): Leah Drummond

When your child starts kura at Parklands School, they will begin in our Foundation Class - Ngā

 Kākano. This is a transition class where students will learn all about school, in a space that is designed especially for them. A small class size gives us the opportunity to get to know your child and give them the skills they need before moving into a Year One class (either English or Māori Medium). Please come into the school office and ask if you would like to find out more!

English Medium Classes

Room 1: Years 6-8:  Tim Hikuroa (Deputy Principal)

Room 2: Years 6-8:  Craig Barrow

Room 3:  Years 2-4:  Sarah Coup 

Room 4: Years 4-6:  Neil Bowdler

Room 9: Years 0-1: Tania Scarf

Literacy Support:  Shona King

Release Teachers: Anna Ormandy, Jess Drummond, Garret Young and Karyn McKerrow.

Taumata Kahuki (Māori Bilingual)

Ruma 8:  Tau 1 - 2 : Jessie Francis Young

Ruma 7: Tau  2 - 3: Amanda Davis (Junior School Pod Leader)

Ruma 6: Tau 3-4: Matua Weesang Paaka 

Ruma 5: Tau 5 -6: Vairi Hikuroa (Senior School Pod Leader)

Room Tuakana:  Tau 6 to 8: Deanne Kawe (Taumata Kahuki Pod Leader)

Please note: Our Māori Bilingual classrooms are currently being upgraded.


Team Leader: Idrice Tahat 

E-Learning Lead Teacher:  Kate Ericksen

Teachers:   Karyn McKerrow, Megan Wilson, Garret Young

Support Staff

Learning Assistants: 

 Elise Jenkin, Rachel Fry, Stuart Kere, Sarah Robertson, Libby Kawiti, Angela Pratt,  Shannon Gifkins, Tammy Acason, Reed Morgan (pictured)

Learning Support Coordinator (LSC)


Janet Sim: LSC

Anne Campbell : SENCO


School Secretary: Sequoya Briggs (featured above) 

Financial Officer: Jenny Lomas

Property Manager:  Dave Gillions 

Social Worker in Schools (SWIS):  Julie Woodley

Cleaners:   Andrew Leslie

Ron And Spike 

Vairi Hikuroa, Deanne Kawe, Stuart Kere and Jessie Francis Young  - Four of the Taumata Kahuki Teaching Team! (Māori Medium)

Tim Hikuroa, Stuart Kere, Andrea Smith and Craig Barrow - Early morning blessing at Te Kura o Pakarana!

Jess Drummond and Anna Ormandy - Release Teachers

David Gillions (Property Manager)